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One of the things that really impresses us with virtual worlds is all the user-created content. Having spent some time on-grid myself, I can tell you that the array of ideas and designs is just mind-boggling. Today our very own Tateru Nino shares a screenshot she took in Second Life. This area is ...

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Twice each year Linden Lab holds a lottery for shop spaces in two prestigious Second Life simulators, where winners score a rent-free lot for a six month lease. The winners can use the store interiors to sell their products (though they are unable to change the exteriors - one of the factors that m...

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Thursday night, from 6 to 9 PM, SLT, the Node Zero Gallery in Second Life will host a showing of interactive art exhibits from 8 talented artists: Sp0t Schism, Georg Janick, Feathers Boa, Bryn Oh, Adam Ramona, Aiyas Aya, Ub Yifu, and Crash Perfect. What's interactive art, you ask? It's what you get...

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I have a bit of an admission to make: I dislike museums. It's a weakness in a teacher, since they are often incredibly good resources for learning materials. But, in my opinion, they are, all too often, stale, dull places presenting information passively and failing to engage their users. The except...

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Officially licensed merchandise for twelve bands can be found at the new Rock Vault in Second Life. Avenged Sevenfold, Slipknot, Funeral for a Friend, HIM, Kings of Leon, The Ramones, Trivium, Iron Maiden, Bullet for my Valentine, Nickelback, Stone Sour, and Cradle of Filth are the bands represente...

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Thanks to my friend Graham I found out about an exhibit covering the history of the Earth, both geological and biological in Second Life, so I went to visit it yesterday. Pictured above is part of the display for my favourite organisms of all time: the weird and wonderful animals from the Burgess ...

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Circuit City originally opened in Second Life as a part of the IBM subcontinent. The build there was comparatively modest and not heavily trafficked, but it was successful enough for Circuit City to make a much larger commitment to the virtual world, in the form of four sims, forming an extra-large...

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Two hospitals opened up in Second Life today. Except only one actually did any opening. IBM's Virtual Health Center actually isn't open to the public. Rumors of its opening seem to be greatly exaggerated, and are largely confined to the press-release and coverage by folks who didn't actually try to...

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The British obituary, death notices, tribute and celebrity deaths website, Lasting Tribute has created an island in Second Life in conjunction with Nick Hewitt of Associated Northcliffe Digital. Outside of the British Services memorial park, Tribute Island more resembles a theme-park of sorts -- mor...

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As a part of a sweet nod to Valentine's tradition (or perhaps more technically to ???????????? - giri-choko), the Japanese Pocky people, Ezaki Glico Company, are holding a festival on their new Pocky island in Second Life. The Pocky festival runs all the way until White Day (??????????????????, Ma...

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Flexpetz is a ... well, let's call it a timeshare club for dogs. Rent-a-pet, if you will. Face it, some of us like to have canine company, and just don't have the time or the circumstances to own. It's one of those concepts that can be done really badly or really well. We don't know a whole lot abou...

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Sometime in the early morning of the 17th of January, the Second Life landmark build Nexus Prime was devastated by the removal of a great many of its foundational prims by one of its builders. When asked for comment, the Tyrell Corporation's Spider Mandala said "Unfortunately Nexus Prime was left ...

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Second Life Israel is a location in SL geared toward presenting some of the cultural and social landmarks that the real world Israel provides, from the Dead Sea to the Eilat Underwater Observatory. Creator Chaim Landau says of the build "We wanted to present Israel as a very modern country that is...

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The Tech Museum in San Jose is worth the trip alone. Always chock-full of fantastic and informative exhibits and events, it's the go-to place for the rare combination of education and entertainment that neither preaches nor panders. As befitting such a forward-looking institution, The Tech has cre...

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Ryker Beck, notable for her line of jewelry in Second Life, will be teaching art classes at the Avatrait Gallery, starting January 23rd at 6 PM SLT. From the press release: 'This will be the official launch of Avatrait's in-world classes. Ryker Beck will be teaching the modules of how to create ar...

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When it comes to impressive builds in Second Life , one of the more impressive ones is actually actually not a strictly an architectural showcase, role-playing setting, or corporate-funded park. It's a shopping mall. Undeniably attractive, this floating mercantile behemoth is actually part park/re...

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has expanded it's presence in Second Life. Sixteen months ago they opened Meteroa and they have just added a second sim called Okeanos which focuses more explicitly on the oceans than the atmosphere that you find in Meteroa. In the new sim you wi...

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Please try to get the atrocious Bloodsport movie soundtrack out of your head long enough to read this post; it happens to me whenever I read the word kumite. Regardless, the Combat: Samurai Island system in Second Life is the home system to a recorded 12,566 unique SL account holders, with the Toku...

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A press release on PRWeb informs us that Dealey Plaza, the scene of the crime for President John F. Kennedy's shooting, has been reconstructed as a virtual environment in Second Life. It was created by Jason Baird of Avatar Promotions in the hopes that people would visit and pose theories to each ...

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I Am Legend (for those of you that have been living under a rock) is the third film adaptation of the 1954 Richard Matheson novel of the same name. Quite the popular property, it has spawned film versions in 1964 (with Vincent Price - now in the public domain and available for viewing or download) ...

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